Applications & Fees
The City Council adopts our fee schedule by ordinance.
Payment Methods & Owner’s Authorization Form
To pay an application fee online please use the BS&A online portal.
An owner’s authorization form is required for all applications unless the owner of the property is the applicant or if applying for a zoning verification letter. For questions about payment or required forms please contact the Planner of the Day at 321-567-3782.
The Planning Department no longer accepts paper application submittals. Applications can be found below to use for online submittals. To submit an application you will need to login to the BS&A online portal. First, register to setup your account, next logon to BS&A online. If you have questions about the submittal process or your application please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Planner of the Day at (321) 567-3782.
Application Submittal Resolution
All submittal documents must be scanned at a resolution of 300 dots per inch (DPI) or greater.
Land Use Application & Associated Process
A brief summary of each Land Use Application and associated process and applications can be downloaded from the following tabs:
- Community Garden
- Comprehensive Plan or Small Scale Amendment
- Conditional Use Permit
- Easement Vacation
- Master Plan
- Planned Development
- Right-of-Way Vacation
- Zoning Verification Letter
Petitions for annexation of property are processed pursuant to Chapter 171, Florida Statutes. Annexation requests also require a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning.
Properties larger than 10 acres or greater require approximately six months to complete. Properties less than 10 acres require approximately four months to complete.
Annexation of property requires public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. Parcels outside the municipal limits of the City requesting water and/or sewer service are required to execute an annexation agreement in order to receive utility services.
Community Gardens are regulated by Section 28-271 of the Land Development Regulations. Community Gardens may be approved administratively so long as the proposed use meets all of the conditions established in Section 28-271 of the Land Development Regulations.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments may alter either the text or the Future Land Use Map of the plan. Any amendment to the Comprehensive Plan requires public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. Regular Comprehensive Plan Amendments also require review from the Department of Economic Opportunity (the State Land Planning Agency).
Small Scale Amendments require approximately four months to complete, while a Regular Comprehensive Plan Amendment require approximately seven months to complete. Comprehensive Plan Amendments are processed pursuant to Chapter 163, Florida Statutes and Section 34-24 of the Land Development Regulations.
Some property uses require additional review prior to commencement and additional conditions may be applied to said use to protect the health, safety, and welfare of surrounding residents and property owners.
These uses may be approved by a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), which are processed pursuant to the regulations established in Section 34-72 of the Land Development Regulations. The Conditional Use Permit process requires approximately three months to complete.
When an easement is vacated, the right of one party to use land owned by another is removed. The property owner would no longer be restricted from making improvements in an easement area.
Easement Vacation requests require public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, and require approximately two months to complete. Easement Vacation requests are processed pursuant to Chapter 177.101, Florida Statutes.
A Master Plan is a land-use plan focused on one or more sites within an area identifying site access and general improvements and is intended to guide growth and development over a number of years or in several phases. Some Development Options established in Chapter 33 - Development Options of the Land Development Regulations require a master plan in order to be approved.
A Master Plan requires public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, and approval times coincide with the Development Option to which the Master Plan is associated. Master Plans are processed pursuant to the standards set forth in Chapter 34 - Procedures, Article II - Legislative and Quasi-Judicial, Division 3 - Master Plans of the Land Development Regulations.
The Planned Development (PD) is an alternative to standard zoning districts in which the landowner and City Council negotiate the zoning standards that will apply to a specific parcel of land such that the resulting development will be of superior quality while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
Planned Development requests are processed pursuant to the regulations established in Section 33-9 of the Land Development Regulations. A Planned Development requires public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, and require approximately three months to complete. A PD requires a rezoning with a Master Plan, including fees.
The City Council and any property owner may request that their property be rezoned by filing with the City a written rezoning application. Requests for a rezoning are processed pursuant to the regulations established in Section 34-40 of the Land Development Regulations.
Rezoning requests require public hearings before the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission, and require approximately three months to complete. See the City’s interactive zoning map.
Rights-of-way are "owned" by the public. They are entrusted to various public entities for maintenance. When a right-of-way is vacated, it is returned to private ownership. Generally, when a right-of-way is vacated, the abutting property owners would become the owners of the property that was vacated.
Right-of-Way vacation requests are processed pursuant to Section 17-33 of the Code of Ordinances, and require approximately three months to complete.
The City will certify the zoning of property by the issuance of a Zoning Verification Letter. A standard letter will contain determination as to if the subject property is located within the City, and the current zoning designation of the property.
Planning staff generates Zoning Verification Letters, and processing time is approximately three to seven days.
Additional Forms & Applications
Low Impact Development (LID) Sample Documents
Additional forms and applications are available by contacting the City Clerk’s Office.
Development Services Division & Building Department: Forms & Applications
Other forms and permit applications including Variances, Signage, Special Event Permits, and Business Tax Receipts are available through the Development Services Division and Building Department.
- Business Tax Receipts: 321-567-3758
- Sign Permits: 321-567-3711
- Site Plan and other Development Permits: 321-567-3756
- Variances: 321-567-3756